NIF Food Soveriegnty Grant Opportunity

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
05/14/2021
Organization: 
NA'Ah Illahee Fund
Description: 

Na’ah Illahee Fund (NIF) provides resources for Native Communities across the Pacific Northwest who are located in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

As Native people, Na’ah Illahee sees the land as a living entity and tailors all of our community work and grantmaking to support this concept. We work in relationship with Mother Earth to strengthen her living systems in acts of support, reciprocity and respect. NIF places a high value on sharing old teachings of growing and harvesting our own foods and medicines. We encourage sharing of these teachings in new ways. NIF is looking to provide grants to community based food program efforts led by Native people. NIF also encourages the teachings and sustaining of hunting and fishing practices and those being passed on to the younger generations.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Native Communities and has shed light on the structural inequities in access to basic needs such as food. As we move forward from COVID to post-pandemic, we strive to advance a “just recovery” by helping tribal communities, to not only meet the healthy food needs of the people, but to support their right to choose their own foods into the future. NIF seeks to preserve our gather, hunter, grower way of life by funding organizations who help preserve these cultural practices.

Category: 
food, gardens, seeds, traditional food, fishing, hunting, food systems, education, community
Funding Amount: 
Awards up to $25,000
Eligibility: 
*Indigenous or First Nation-led nonprofit organizations or community groups (with 80%+ Indigenous people in a leadership role), Native American Tribes or Departments of Tribal Governments, Indigenous & First Nations Individuals (with Tribal affiliation). *For NIF, Indigenous includes anyone who holds tribal affiliation/identifies with Indigenous nations in North, Central, or South America or identifies as Native Hawaiian. Applicants must be located in the Pacific Northwest region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, and are eligible for funding under this program.
Contact Information: 
Contact joni@naahillahee.org for all inquires.